So this one scene I had thumbnailed and planned out and had done about 3 days of panel work on... is going in the garbage bin. Because I did my research in a slightly-off direction the past couple of weeks and found out yesterday that the way I had it staged and timed was all wrong.
Granted, the revised version's gonna be better and more realistic, but it's not like I'm swimming in free time (or buffer) any more.
And that is the story of how the migratory patterns of bighorn sheep made my Saturday a grumpy one.
I don't think I spend enough time on my pages. Just recently, I noticed the villain in Boy Aurus has a reappearing and disappearing beard.
God, I'm stupid.
I went diving in my old work and I realized everything I drew around last year has the most ungodly long faces ever and I feel stupid for never having noticed since it's like... long to the point of grotesque looking back at it.
...I'm utterly wretched at self-critique it seems. @_@ I never notice anything until waaaaaay after I'm done.
Lol... well, my character is one-legged and sometimes I draw the wrong leg missing. XD So... it's okay. We all do stuff like that. At least with a beard you could say "well, his hair grows REALLY fast!" XD
The whole story takes place over about 48 hours so that fib doesn't work. >_>
Then again... A WIZARD DID IT.
...I don't think I spend a single moment explaining magic in-comic... I always think explaining stuff is hard. Especially when the majority of the characters are experts. Experts don't explain rudimentary facts to each other.
Oh. Well. Whoops, then. XD He has magic facial hair! xd
Most people don't actually care HOW magic works, I mean... it is magic. The reader just needs to know what limitations the character has VS what the opposition has, to establish the conflict. If you can establish that without the how/why then all is cool.
The only major limitations are how long it takes to draw magic sigils and only one type of item will ever turn into another item... Though I'm not sure if the latter is confusing since while one wizard can only turn lead into gold, another one can only turn lead into yogurt. ...not sure if that's enough.
...though it mainly just gets sticky for Aurus since he's so long-lived and traveling so far from home that objects he could easily find in a desert is significantly harder to find in other places.
So your characters have individual alchemy-like spells that are unique to them? That's pretty cool. XD I think that would explain itself after a while though. Especially if you have more than one character running around, because then your dude could be like "damn, all I can turn this rock into is a table lamp, I wish bob were here because he could turn it into ice cream" or whatever, lol.
Haha... my story has FMA elements too, and I've been writing it since before the original FMA ever came out. I think its because FMA covers so much that there's a lot of similarities to a lot of fantasy stories.
UHG I am drawing this wagon, and whenever I go to ink it, even when I use the curve tool, the wheels always look like an 8 year old crafted them out of lincoln logs instead of like they were made by expert craftsmen. stressed